We bring together talent and expertise from across the University of Minnesota to use stem cell biology to advance regenerative medicine therapies for devastating disorders and to provide education and training for the stem cell scientists of tomorrow.

Our Research

We depend on the variety of knowledge and expertise from faculty and departments across the University and beyond to pursue the collaborative goal of using stem cell technology to change the practice of regenerative medicine.

SCI scientists are making progress in finding treatments for spine and brain injury, heart damage, vision loss, diabetes, genetic disorders, cancer, and the need for organ and skin replacement. 


Our Education Programs

The bioscience and medical industries and academic research programs need intelligent, engaged, well-trained talent to fill jobs in the rapidly expanding field of regenerative medicine. The Stem Cell Institute prepares students who are ready to meet this need and who are eager to move the next generation of research forward. Learn more about our graduate programs:


Weekly Research Conference

Engineering New Biologic Therapies for Joint Preservation

Farshid Guilak, PhD
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
Washington University
St. Louis, MO
Visit Host: Tim O'Brien

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 - 4:00pm
Quality-by-Design (QbD)-Driven Scalable Manufacturing Therapeutic Cells - Challenges and Opportunities

Krishnendu Roy, PhD
Center for ImmunoEngineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA
Visit Host:  Allison Hubel

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:00pm
Thanksgiving Holiday - No Seminar
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 4:00pm